Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy
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|Mobile County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
|Founded||August 1, 1812|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 African American
- 4.2 Biography
- 4.3 Cemeteries
- 4.4 Census
- 4.5 Church Records (Rural)
- 4.6 Court
- 4.7 Directories
- 4.8 Land and Property
- 4.9 Local Histories
- 4.10 Maps
- 4.11 Military
- 4.12 Newspapers
- 4.13 Probate Records
- 4.14 Taxation
- 4.15 Vital Records
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
County CourthouseMobile County Courthouse
109 Government Street
Mobile, Al 36602- 3108
Probate Judge has marriage records from 1813
Probate Records from 1812 and land records from 1813
Mobile initially fell within the bounds of Mississippi Territory.
1812--Mobile County was created 1 August 1812 from West Florida.
County seat: Mobile
Mobile, Alabama Wind Storm
July 5, 1916
1916-MOBILE IS SWEPT BY 85-MILE-AN-HOUR WIND . . The county courthouse was severely damaged, and faces of the clock on all four sides were blown off. . . The courthouse tower was wrecked and rain poured into the court rooms. . .
Dauphin Island | Mount Vernon
Census Designation Places
Grand Bay | Theodore | Tillmans Corner
Bucks | Eight Mile | Kushla | Mauvilla | St. Elmo | Semmes | Whistler
- 1865-1930s - Mobile County, Alabama Colored Marriage Books 1-39 in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at FamilySearch.org - free. (skips books 5 and 38)
- Casher Cemetery, Mobile
- Cold Springs cemetery, Theodore
- Ebenezer Cemetery, Mobile
- Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner
- New Hope Cemetery, Mobile
- St. Rose of Lima, Mobile off Hwy 193 on island near Mon Louis.
Websites operated by the cemetery itself:
- Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, AL
Church Records (Rural)
- 1890-1892 - Mobile, Alabama City Directories, 1890-92 at Ancestry ($). Includes 1890, 1891, and 1892 directories.
Land and Property
- Bi-centennial Celebration, May 26-28, 1911, of the Founding of Mobile by Jean Baptiste de Bienville, 1711. Mobile: Commercial Print. Co., 1912. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Craighead, Erwin. Mobile: Fact and Tradition, Noteworthy People and Events. Mobile, Ala.: Powers Print. Co., 1930. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Delaney, Caldwell. Remember Mobile. Mobile, Ala., 1948. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Hamilton, Peter J. Colonial Mobile: An Historical Study, Largely from Original Sources, of the Alabama-Tombigbee Basin and the old South West from the Discovery of the Spiritu Santo in 1519 Until the Demolition of Fort Charlotte in 1821. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1910. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Hamilton, Peter J. Mobile of the Five Flags: The Story of the River Basin and Coast about Mobile from the Earliest Times to the Present. Mobile: Gill Print. Co., 1913. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
Civil War, 1861-1865
Civil War service men from Mobile County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Mobile County.
- - 1st Battalion, Alabama Artillery, Company A
- Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865
- Alabama, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
Civil War Battle Fought in Mobile County
- Mobile Bay, also known as Passing of Forts Morgan and Gaines, August 2-23, 1864 (partly fought in Baldwin County)
Battle information from Civil War Battle Summaries by State, by the Heritage Preservation Services.
Map showing Civil War battles in Alabama, by the Heritage Preservation Services.
- 1816 - Inhabitants of Alabama in 1816. Broken Arrow Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1955. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online - free. Includes Mobile County.
- 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Autauga County is in District 2.
- 1881-1930 - Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1813-1929 - Mobile County, Alabama Marriage Books 12-58, Licenses, Bonds in "Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950," at FamilySearch.org - free.
- 1816-1957 - Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
- 1881-1952 - Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
- 1908-1974 - Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974 FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
Societies and Libraries
Family History Center
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Mobile Alabama
- 5520 Ziegler Blvd
Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States
Hours: M - F: 10 am - 12 pm;
Th: 6 pm - 8 pm.
Closures: May 30;
Nov 21 - 25;
Dec 23 - Jan 6
- 5520 Ziegler Blvd
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- USGenWeb Archives Project ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
- Mobile County ALGenWeb ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
- Mobile County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mobile County, Alabama p. 38. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Coverage Table, "Alabama County Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)," FamilySearch Research Wiki, https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Alabama_County_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records), accessed 6 August 2012.
- Name Search at Genealogical.com is a comprehensive name index to 638 books and CDs published or reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company (now Genealogical.com). For a complete list of the works included, see Publications in Name Search at Genealogical.com